1 site but the search engine looks at it as 2 different sites

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I am getting this problem here:

When I went to website grader... I got this...

Search engines may think mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com are two different sites.You should set up a permanent redirect (technically called a "301 redirect") between these sites. Once you do that, you will get full search engine credit for your work on these sites.
For reference, I am talking about the site that's in my signature. FYI I am using wordpress and it's a wordpress blog. I don't know how to do a 301 redirect while I am using the wordpress blog.

What to do so that the search engines treat the url's as the same site?

I even have tags indexed and therefore my content in the blog below shows up as duplicate content which is bad in the search engines.

Please help.
#engine #search #site #sites
  • Profile picture of the author Capitalist_Pig
    I typically use an .htaccess file on the www domain to redirect. If you have access to do that, I can post an example.

    Wordpress does some redirection by default to your preferred URL I think - I'll have to research and see if that will work, or of there is a good plugin. It would certainly be easier than uploading or changing your .htaccess over a shell session.
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  • Profile picture of the author IdeaLady
    You can edit the .htaccess file, as mentioned above. If you are not comfortable with that, you can edit the header file of your theme. This post explains how to do this:
    Canonical URL in WordPress

    Or you can use this plugin: WordPress Plugin - Canonical URLs

    Cathy Stucker, http://www.IdeaLady.com/
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